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50 Shades of Grey: Sherwin William 7000s

I know what you’re thinking but the 50 shades I’m referring to are colors not the character. For the past few years I have really enjoyed using all shades of a grey for back drops in my client’s homes. My most favorite grey shades can be found in the Sherwin William 7000 Series. Below are some of my top picks. A couple tips […]

Inspired: Vertical Garden

In a matter of months, cooler temps will be on our doorstep so why not bring your garden outside in. My client and I are developing and designing a vertical garden wall in her living room with the help of a landscape architect. After doing some research, this is no small undertaking but I am looking forward to the end […]

On Trend: Heavy Metals

  Not sure about you but my affinity for all things metallic is growing everyday. We have become accustom to brushed nickel, stainless steel, chrome and oil rubbed bronze but brass and gold are making a strong and not to be ignored debut. Don’t worry, its not the brass and gold of yesteryear. The reinvented […]

Featured Project: Gibson Dining Room

Last year in May we put the finishing touches on a fun new construction project we designed in ’04 (a namesake given to one of the most sought out neighborhoods in Austin). This home was a blast to work on with the client who let their easy-going and fun-loving personality shine with the selection of each piece of furniture. The […]

Featured Project: Rainbow Ranch Master Bathroom

A recent residential project consisted of contemporary new construction. See how the design of the handcrafted cabinetry of the kitchen, stairwell, and master bathroom make this a retreat for the couple who live here in Central Texas. Emphasis on the use of natural materials in a clean way allow for a space that is warm, […]

Colorways: Freish Paint Ideas

This month, AJID attended Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2013 event where next year’s color forecast was revealed.  As designers, we realize all the potential a color possesses to transform a space.  Check out these colors recently used in a project. SW6222 Riverway Deep, reflective, a chance to decompress. This color is true to its name, relaxing and […]

Featured Project: Paisano Kitchen Remodel

AJID had a lot of fun re-designing this kitchen! Click to view MORE before and after photos! Below are some kitchen remodel highlights:  Cabinetry: Warm, dark-stained shaker-style Walnut cabinetry. Storage is now concentrated in a larger island and anchored by a large bank of cabinets along cooktop wall. Countertops: Clean, bright white quartz adds a lighter quality to space. […]

AJID on Houzz.com

Houzz Promotoinal Video: AJID was selected by Houzz.com to partake in a video promoting the consumer benefit of using Houzz.com.  The video depicts a bit about how Allison Jaffe Interior Design works with clients.Click here or on the video to watch!

Radiant Orchid: Pantone Color of the Year 2014

2014 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR “Spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching hue in paint, accent pieces and accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. Likewise, the vibrant color is sure […]

Office Lobby Redo

You’ve been there, waiting for your dentist’s appointment, and you’re feeling, well, not cozy. In the typical commercial lobby, it seems that some of the design ideas came straight out of a catalog with minimal inspiration that leave the end user, the customer or client, feeling stoic. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! […]